The Awesome Foundation is a new philanthropic organization seeking to promote awesomeness.
They define awesomeness thusly:
“Awesomeness is more the product of a creator’s passion than the prospect of audience or profit. Awesome creations are novel and non-obvious, evoking surprise and delight. Invariably, something about them perfectly reflects the essence of the medium, moment, or method of creation. Awesomeness challenges and inspires.”
And they’re giving away a thousand dollars a month, no strings attached, MacArthur-grant-style, to support awesome projects. Your only responsibility, should you receive a grant, is to report back on what you did and how it went.
I know someone involved in the foundation, and can vouch for its actualness and legitimacy.